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Monday 4 November
We are doing a project called Operation Independence! We have to plan and cook our own meals all week! This morning Mum gave us each £20 and we went to the supermarket and bought all the food we think we’ll need! We each had our own trolleys, and had to check the prices of different foods to make sure we had enough money.
We have to keep a record of everything we do so that we can write a report at the end of the week!
Tuesday 5 November
In geography today we have been memorising all the countries in Europe and making a map with them all on. It’s not easy to remember what all the countries are, there are so many! There’s a tiny little one which I keep forgetting the name of.
Later I baked a chocolate cake which is one of my favourite recipes, the edges are wonderfully crispy and the icing is really thick, it’s called chocolate fudge icing. I really like spreading it out over the top of the cake.
Jude made Hungarian potatoes for her dinner, with broccoli, and I made Sosmix, new potatoes and baked beans. I love baked beans, they are my favourite food. And Sosmix is delicious. All you have to do is add water to the powder in the box, and make your sausages out of the mixture! Then you can cook them on the grill or in the oven or you can fry them. I made mine on the grill because Jude was using the frying pan to fry her onions and tomatoes, and the oven to bake her Hungarian potatoes. Hungary is one of the countries we need to remember for geography!
Wednesday 6 November
After swimming today we cycled through the park to the library. We don’t usually go that way, I have never been through that park before. It had a stream running through it which had some shopping trolleys in it, which is so sad for the birds and fishes, if there are any. I wonder why anyone would put them there? We rode our bikes over a bridge across the stream, and then took a short cut through the supermarket car park.
At the library we chose some books from the non-fiction section about animals because we are starting our own projects. I borrowed books about apes, and Jude borrowed books about foxes. I also got Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix ! It is the longest book I’ve ever seen! I haven’t read any of the other Harry Potter books, but this one looks really interesting. It’s got a red and yellow phoenix on the front.
When we got home we had lunch and then we read David Copperfield. Sadly David has come home from his holiday with Peggotty to find that nothing in his house is the way he remembers it, and his mum is all stressed and uncomfortable.
Later on I made mashed potato pie with textured vegetable protein and tomatoes and onions and carrots and gravy. It’s difficult to cut onions without your eyes watering – I tried wearing sunglasses but it didn’t help. I stirred the gravy because it gets lumpy if you don’t stir it.
continues tomorrow 🙂
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